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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Honourary NaNoWriMo Participant

I've done it!

I'm determined to complete my first draft by the end of November so I've joined eHarlequin's NaNoWriMo as an Honourary Participant.

I know I'm tempting fate, but I'm not going to let ANYTHING stop me writing 1,000 words a day. If I can write 1,000 plus per day I will reach the finishing line for my first draft!

The hardest part is switching off my internal editor. There's going to be a good chance that many words I write won't even make it into the final draft, but at least I'll have a full manuscript to rewrite.

The new self-disciplined me has already noticed a major difference with the writing I've been doing. Yesterday I finished the final draft of my short story entry for the Mills & Boon/Woman's Weekly competition.

It's the first short romance story I've ever written and if I'm to believe Gray and my CP I may have pulled it off. I'm not counting my chickens of being placed in the competition, but it will be great if later on I can submit it to one of our national magazines for consideration.

Happy writing to everyone and here's hoping real-life won't get in the way for all the other NaNoWriMo participants.


Margaret McDonagh said...

Go for it, Sue, you can do it! Behind you all the way.


Melissa Marsh said...

WTG, Sue!!!

Sharon J said...

The first thing I noticed when I came here today was the HUGE increase in your word count! "Wow," I thought, "the girl really does mean business now!"

You can do 1,000 words a day - I know you can. Rooting for you in the short story comp, too!